I am honoured to be making a special Christmas Dress for a good friend. She fell in love with this Vogue pattern...and she chose a raw silk in Christmas red, with sheer shiny organza for the flower ruffles.... Very stuning.
I started (because I could not wait until I needed to add the sleeves) with the flower detail on the sleeves. It is a clever use of organza strips, folded in half and hand stitched in a swirly pattern to the sleeve.
The body has some serious pleating on the left side.... nice.